Cizhou-type ware Bottle

Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, 1279-1368
Medium
Stoneware with iron glaze and painted iron decoration
Style
Cizhou-type ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 42.9 × 34.6 cm (16 7/8 × 13 5/8 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.192
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
China, Cizhou ware, peony, stoneware, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance

To 1917
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2525, Freer Galley of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1917 - 1965

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 69.
  • Bernard Leach. A Potter's Portfolio: A Selection of Fine Pots. New York. pl. 21.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica: The new 14th edition. New York. pl. 31.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 95, vol. 1: p. 175.
  • Sherman Lee. The Freer's Studies in Connoisseurship (Review): Museum News. vol. 44, no. 1 New York, Spring 1984. p. 65.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 67.
  • Edmund de Waal. Bernard Leach. London. p. 73.
  • Bernard Leach. The Potter's Challenge. New York. pp. 84-85.
  • , Laurence Binyon, Osvald Siren. The Romance of Chinese Art. Garden City. pp. 118-119.
  • Thomas Lawton. China's Artistic Legacy. vol. 118, no. 258 London, August 1983. p. 134.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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